SoundBite presents a Radiohead Kick-Off Party
On March 30th, Radiohead began their US Tour in Miami, Florida at the American Airlines arena. South Florida musicians came together on a special night to celebrate the influential Rock group. SoundBite Magazine hosted a Radiohead Kickoff Party on Wednesday, March 29th, at Churchill's Pub, the night before Radiohead’s concert. The event featured four bands who not only paid tribute to Radiohead, but also highlighted their own music to grateful fans. Anastasia Max, Analog, Killmama, and Peyote Coyote were the bands that participated in the evening’s affair.
Prior to the show and in between the sets, Radiohead’s music was playing throughout the club. DJ Relyks played a mixture of Radiohead compilations along with his original dub step tunes. Radiohead's music videos and photographs were also projected on the large backdrop behind the stage as the musicians performed.
The audience could not get enough of the Alternative Rock quartet, Analog. The ensemble has a wide range of musical influences and it was obvious that Radiohead was one of them. They are also influenced by Nirvana, REM, The Gorillaz, and Oasis. They performed an unforgettable show at the Radiohead Kick Off Party. Their set was filled with original and Radiohead tunes.
The audience cheered and danced with overwhelming intensity. Their high energy performance and skillful playing enveloped the crowd. The lead singer, Albae's alluring and soulful voice eloquently complements the group's blues and alternative vibe. The group swept the audiences off their feet with their enthralling performances of Radiohead tunes, "There There" and "Paranoid Android." The audience wanted the band to play all night.
The band members are Albae Camino, (vocals and guitar), Esteban Gomez, (guitar), Tekilla, (drums), and Juan "Manu" Gonzalez, (bass and keyboard). Each band member exhibited their masterful skill throughout the show. Grab their Extended Pleasures EP on cassette tape at analogband.com.
The incredibly versatile duo, Killmama, enticed and pumped up the audience throughout their set. The powerhouse duo is the collaborative effort of Sophie Sputnik (vocals, guitar, and drums) and Rob Kingsley (guitar and drums). Their forceful live performance captured the hearts of the audience as they screamed and sang along with the music. Their heavy blues rock sound entices audiences with swift changes in rhythms and tones. Both members alternate instruments throughout their set.
Sophie's luscious voice overpowered the crowd as she attacked her drum set. She engaged the crowd with her charismatic energy and playful banter. Rob Kingsley, multi-instrumentalist, kept the rhythm with his uptempo and grooving beats. The high-octane duo left the audience bewildered, wondering how such powerful sound can come from just two people. Listen to their music at https://soundcloud.com/killmama and follow their Facebook page for upcoming shows.
Anastasia Max kicked off the evening’s festivities. The brother-sister team of Anastasia and Max Brenner have an intense Rock and Roll style that is incredibly addictive. Anastasia’s voice projects to everyone in the audience and they are immediately drawn to their music. Anastasia Max captured the audience's attention with their sound. The group performed an array of original music and songs renditions by Nina Simone, David Bowie, and Cold War Kids.
They surprised the audience with their rendition of "Creep" and "High + Dry." The band members are Ana, (vocals), Max, (guitars and keyboard), Rob Kingsley, (bass and drums), and Sage Duvall, (drums). Listen to their music at https://soundcloud.com/anastasiamax and visit their Facebook page for upcoming shows.
The Radiohead Kick Off Party Finale ended with the astonishing Psychedelic Rock trio, Peyote Coyote. The ensemble, hailing from Fort Lauderdale, closed out the kickoff party with a bang. The trio’s hard driving rock riffs got the crowd grooving along with them. The group performed one of Radiohead's most demanding tracks, "Weird Fishes." Ryan Huseman's high pitched voice pierces over the synthesizers and boisterous drum beats.
Cari Gee captivated audiences with her ferocious drum skills. Their mesmerizing music soaks the room with a canvas of Psychedelic sounds. Their whimsical melodies are created with a diverse combination of feedback, reverb, and synths. The band members are Ryan Huseman, (vocals and guitar), Jake Stuart, (bass), and Cari Gee, (drums and vocals). Listen to Peyote Coyote's music at https://soundcloud.com/thepeyotecoyote and visit their Facebook page for upcoming shows.
Coverage by Ron Navarrete Photography